Travel Photography Photos tagged as towns
This was one of the earliest streets in New Castle, Delaware.
This is the second Read house on The Strand. George Read Sr. signed the Declaration of Independance, but his original house eventually burned down. This one was built by his son, and was the grandest mansion in Delaware until the DuPont's came along.
The town dock was on the Delaware River here. Many famous people passed through here between boats to/from Philadelphia and a stagecoach here to/from Washington D.C. and the southern states, this was a major conduit between the northern & southern olonies.
This was the Dutch governer of New Amsterdam (incl. current day NYC) who laid also laid claim to the Delaware River area and founded New Castle (originally as Fort Casimir).
Before the Delaware Memorial Bridge was built, New Castle was a major ferry terminal for travel between Maryland and New Jersey. Many notable folks, such as Shirley Temple traveled through the town on their way to/from the ferry.
This is the model of the first fort built at New Castle, DE by Pieter Stuyvesant in 1651. The town began to form as support for the fort.
This room on the second floor of the Courthouse was where the Colonial Assembly for Delaware met. On June 15th, 1776 they voted to approve separation from Britian (and while they were at it, Pennsylvania). June 15th is now a State holiday - "Separation Day"
This is a painting from when Wm. Penn was about 22, before joining the Quakers (after which he wouldn't have worn armor). He acquired the three counties of Delaware to protect access to his Pennsylvania colony via the Delaware River.
Part of the city of Cape May is visible from the top of the lighthouse.
This was typical of some of the towns we drove through in western Pennsylvania, not particularly attractive.
This is the old downtown main street, now a registered historic landmark.
Spring in Cantobre
A church right out of the town
Old big house
Peratallada is situated near Girona, in the north east of Spain
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Another one of this middle ages town
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